Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Play in the Rain(forest) at the Rainforest Adventure Exhibit!
Jackson, MS … Visit the Rainforest Adventure exhibit from January 26 - May 12, 2013 at the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks' Museum of Natural Science. "Rainforest Adventure is a multisensory expedition to the tropical rainforests of the world," explains Megan Fedrick, education coordinator. The exhibit highlights the challenges facing these unique ecological wonders. Visitors are introduced to scientists and the ways they study rainforests. Using costumes and props, children role-play as research assistants on a series of problem-solving adventures.
Rainforest Adventure topics include: tropical rainforests around the world, conservation, scientists, animals, plants, and global connections. The exhibit features over 40 interactive components, two computer games, a distance learning kiosk and plenty of expedition props including vests, flashlights, binoculars and more! After exploring the exhibit, shop for unique rainforest related gifts in the Museum's Dragonfly Shoppe.
- Climb a 9' kapok tree
- Explore a gorilla nest
- Climb through a tree log to discover animals that make their homes there
- Meet scientists and explore the ways they study rainforests
- Become a research assistant through assignments, costumes, and props
- Take a closer look at plant and material slides through an oversized microscope
- Study plant and animal life in the different layers of the rainforest
For details, please call 601-576-6000 or visit www.msnaturalscience.org. The Museum is located at 2148 Riverside Drive in Jackson. Regular Museum Hours: Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Regular Admission: $6 adults, $4 youth ages 3 - 18; $5 senior citizens (60+); free for children under 3; free for Museum Members; school teachers with classes: call for group information.
Rainforest Adventure was created by Stepping Stones Museum for Children with support from The Jaffe Family Foundation and MeadWestvaco Corporation. The exhibit is sponsored locally by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation, Sanderson Farms, Walker Foundation, Trustmark Bank, Paul T. Benton, Chisholm Foundation, Feild Cooperative Association, Inc., Chris and Steve Zachow, Brunini, Grantham, Grower and Hewes, Sean Wesley Ellis, Jackie and Avery Rollins, Karen Whitworth, Opal Dakin, Janice Larson, Halla Jo Ellis, Matt Holleman III, and other generous sponsors.
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